The Snarkology Halloween Hop 2016

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Welcome to this year’s Snarkology Halloween Hop! We have a ton of authors and bloggers this year and I’m so thrilled Melissa Snark put together such a fantastic and fun party for us all! I participated last year and it was a great time.

I’m going to admit, I’m not a big Halloween fan. I don’t write Halloween stories. I don’t decorate, save for a sign that says Boo. I don’t even buy the candy. I’m a scrooge on Halloween. But what I do like? What I do love? The lights. There are usually candy corn lights and purple and green and orange lights and I LOVE them! Also, candles. Ones that smell like candy corn. Or pumpkin scented everything. I love the scent. I won’t eat or drink it, but I could smell it all day and be so very happy. Purple twinkle lights and warm, pumpkin scented candles get me every time.

And being that Halloween is right in the middle of Fall, my absolute favorite time of year, I love writing books that are set in this season. It’s when I’m at my most happy, my most energetic, my most creative.

Two of my books that fall during this time period are paranormal. One is a werebear shifter, called Ink To Bear and it’s part of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds imprint. (Click on the covers to be taken to the book page for more information, buy links, and an excerpt)

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But then, he sees her…

Bex is alone now. No family since her mother passed. Few people she would call friend. And she’s just sold the last remaining link to her childhood. None of it seems real and yet, it’s all too much reality for her. She wants to start her new life and she wants out of her small hometown.

Her way out comes in the form of a broad shouldered, tattooed biker, offering take her anywhere she wants to go, even if it means going over the infamous Tail of the Dragon mountain pass and through territory that isn’t always friendly to his kind.

She’s never been on a motorcycle. She’s never been this close to a shifter. She’s never done anything reckless. Can she trust him to keep her safe? More importantly, can she trust herself and her feelings when she climbs on and wraps herself around him?

And the second? A vampire paranormal M/M romance, I simply fell in love with while I was writing.

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Vampires exist, and travel through space and time. Immortal, beautiful creatures. Neither dead, nor living.

Dane has no memory of being human. He only remembers waking after being unwillingly turned. He is left with a parchment with one single line written upon it: his human birthday. For this one day a year, he can live and die as a human. He is ready. It is time. 126 years after becoming a vampire, he is ready to let go.

When he meets Jorge, with his dark good looks and brilliant blue eyes, Dane reconsiders his choice. Can he take back the life that was stolen from him by dying? Or can he make a life with a soulmate he never imagined having?

I’ll be giving away a $10 Amazon.com gift card if you’ll let me know what it is that you love most about your favorite season, whatever it is AND what Halloween candy you’re guilty of sneaking from the candy bowl or your kid’s bucket of treats. Leave your answers below in the comments!

You’re also welcome and encouraged to sign up for my newsletter and follow me on social media!

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Please follow along with the hop! There are over 70 participants. Tons of great giveaways. And likely a few authors and/or blogs that are new to you!

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And don’t forget to enter the hop-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of several gift cards! Winners will be chosen November 1st!

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Music Monday – Crazy Train

I’ve been feeling really off lately. I’m struggling to write all the words, or any words at all. I’m writing, but man, it’s like pulling teeth and it’s been painful. I’m just not feeling the stories that I need to write. I’m actually feeling that what I’m writing isn’t what I’m really wanting to write.

Other parts of writing life are crazy, too. Trying to get the last two book vendors, Kobo and Google Books to take down my books from Ellora’s Cave has been worse than pulling teeth. Kobo hasn’t responded at all. And Google Books said they are not, at this time, going to comply with the request. I’m still fighting it and the books will come back out, even if Kobo and Google Books won’t play nice.

So, Crazy Train seemed appropriate for the moment.

And let’s not talk about the fact that the holidays are, well, here, pretty much…

~lissa

10K Weekends For Writers – October 20-23, 2016

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Hey y’all!

I gotta tell ya I’m tired of talking to myself! I would do better at this little challenge if someone would come play with me! Anyone interested? I’ll beg, if it’ll help. I’m good at it. Promise.

In all seriousness, it’s time to get writing! 10,000 words in 4 days. Doesn’t sound like much, right? But for some of us, it’s near impossible to get 1000 words in 4 days especially when it’s on a weekend! But, that’s the definition of a challenge. Against whatever your odds… Can you get 10,000 words in a weekend? Can you make progress on that book? That paper? That blog? Come join me and let’s find out!

The rules:

1. Add your name to the Linky list at the bottom of the post.

2. Add a comment with the starting word count of your WIP today and come back on Sunday to add your ending word count for the weekend.

3. Use #10Kweekendsforwriters on social media if you post about it.

4. Spread the word. Invite friends! Add the button from my sidebar over there —> on your site. Share this blog post. Help me get the word out.

5. Write. Your. Ass. Off.

Ready.
Set.
Write.

~lissa




10K Weekends For Writers – October 13-16, 2016

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It’s that time of week again. Words are needed on the WIP and they don’t write themselves. Really, now. What the hell is up with that?

However, that being the case, since it’s my book, I will need do the writing of the words.

So, the goal is 10,000 words by Sunday night, starting today. That’s 2500 words a day for 4 days. I haven’t hit 10,000 words, yet in a weekend, but I try. You wanna try, too? Sure ya do!

Enter your name in the Linky below. Add a comment with your starting word count then come back on Sunday night and enter your ending word count for the weekend.That’s it.

Tweet and FB and Instagram your participation with #10KWeekendsForWriters

Now, let’s get writing!

 

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Books Are Disappearing From My Site…

…But they’ll be coming back with new covers, revised editiions, different pricing, etc… I know I announced before that these books would be reverting back to me and they have, but I wanted to give y’all an update. I know many are looking forward to Vinter again, and honestly, So Am I!

Speaking of… here’s the first new cover!

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Which books am I talking about?

Simple Need

Carnal Ecstasy

Ink Spots

The Demon is an Angel

Trouble in the Making

Slide Down on Me

The Swing

All the books once published with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. These books are still available on vendors such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, iBooks, All Romance eBooks, and Kobo. Ellora’s Cave was supposed to send out notices to all these vendors for take down as the rights have reverted back to me as of October 7, 2016. I’ll be giving it a few more weeks, but will likely end up contacting the vendors myself asking for their removal.

Until then, I’ll be removing old covers, all references to Ellora’s Cave Publishing, redirecting pages, and revising the manuscripts.

Once I settle on a date for the first re-release and which title it will be, I’ll let y’all know!

~lissa

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